A Poor Man's CMB ( pdf )

Part 0: Orientation

Part 1: The Birth of a Cosmic Background Radiation

Part 2: Bumps on a Blackbody

Part 3: Cosmic Acoustics

Part 4: Quantum Seeds
Inflationary Misconceptions and the Cosmological Horizon ( pdf )

A note dedicated to resolving the common misconception that space expands faster than light during inflation. The different kinds of cosmological horizon and their relevance to this misconception are also explored. No prior knowledge of cosmology is needed, but some calculus is key.